To be classified as colloidal, the majority of particles of the material must not exceed .15 microns in size. A cubic inch of these particles would have a total surface area of more than 5,000 square inches. This tremendous surface area accounts both
for the incredible sorptive action of this clay, and its toxin-pulling ability .
Its microscopically tiny particles have an amazing ability to absorb, and its negative ion charge means that it actively attracts most positively charged particles of organic and inorganic toxins
EFFECT ON THE SKIN
A silky warm grey colour when wet, it dries in fifteen to twenty minutes to a light aqua-marine hue. It improves circulation, detoxifying and exfoliating dead skin cells, while tightening up wrinkles,
leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and rejuvenated.
Having a bio-stimulant effect on the cells, it produces local skin warming, accelerates physiological processes and speeds up cell division in surrounding tissues. Its has a generally balancing and revitalising effect on the skin and the body.
Glacial marine clay slows the effect of aging, rejuvenating tired complexion and promoting skin elasticity.
HISTORY & RESEARCH
Located near the shoreline, glacial marine clay is a land-based and inter-tidal clay that at some point in history was submerged beneath the tidal waters of the B.C. coast for tens of thousands of years. Found in a remote part of North-Western Canada, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean
in this uninhabited wilderness, it is from this naturally guarded area that the treasured green/grey glacial marine clay is found in rare deposits.
Generally, clay properties are assessed by six criteria: mineral composition, non-mineral composition, texture, ion/ cation exchange capacitu, organic content, soluble salts content.
Glacial marine clay belongs to the group of green clays. To be classified as colloidal, the majority of particles of the material must not exceed 0.15 microns in size.
They may be so tiny as to be invisible under a powerful microscope. A cubic inch of these particles would have a total surface area of more than five thousand square inches.
This tremendous surface area of the colloidal particles accounts for its very high sorptive and toxin-pulling action.
Glacial clay can be used directly from the ground. It reveals a smooth texture when rubbed between the fingers. This fine texture can be enhanced with proper screening and addition of correct amount of water. The greenish/blue/grey clay is a homogeneous mass of a soft putty-like consistency when
first removed from the clay beds. Over the years, systems studies have included chemical analysis, x-ray diffraction, ultra and electron-photomicrography and electrophoresis studies that show the clay mined is a natural product composed of quartz and mica, representing a small course fraction, or grit,
and an aluminum silicate, the particles of which are of such small dimension that some of them cannot be made clearly distinguishable even with a microscope. When glacial clay is mixed, whipped or beaten with a rotary blade, its consistency changes. It goes from a dense, hard packed,
lumpy condition to a free flowing, less viscose, almost meringue-like texture. After being processed, the clay is easier to work with and can be filled into jars, bottles and tubes with the minimum of difficulty.
- Face masks
- Body wraps
- Foot baths
- Cosmetic/ beauty products ingredient - add as required.
Disclaimer: All this information is given as information only and should not be treated as medical advice. Clays are not recognised as food or medicinal substances by the EU authoriries, and should
not be treated as such. Please do not resort to self-treatment. Consult a doctor if feeling unwell. We do not diagnose or prescribe any treatments.
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